Bringing Value to Texas School Employees
The Value of Investing is a self-paced primer on the basics of investing, written specifically for school district employees. Since most school districts do not participate in Social Security, employees must depend on the TRS pension fund and their own retirement savings for a secure retirement. "Value" starts with the question "Why Invest?" and goes on to explain how to invest and the core principles that should underlie investment decisions, with an emphasis on cost, investing for retirement, and avoiding scams. One reason for the program, in fact, is the State Securities Board's enforcement actions against promoters of fraudulent investments that were pitched to teachers.